The Lamborghini Espada proved to be a short lived model concept from the legendary automotive company, but this did not prevent the different variations from leaving a lasting impact on the auto industry. The vehicle itself remained in production from 1968 until 1978 with only 1217 models ever made. This low number is what makes the Espada such a desirable collectors item now.
The 1972 Lamborghini Espada 400 GTE, also known as the SII came out in 1972 with a full-sized V12 engine and a completely redesigned dashboard showing off an aluminum cockpit that helped add new elegance to the interior of the vehicle. The GTE version remained in production for only three years with a total of 575 made during this time. Now, what made the 1972 Lamborghini Espada 400 GTE different from a traditional Lamborghini is although it is a two-door coupe, there is a rear seat, offering up room for four passengers, including the driver.
To improve power, the 1972 Lamborghini Espada 400 GTE did not use the more traditional direct fuel injection system but instead an electric Bendix fuel pump to improve fuel economy and squeeze out additional power from the V12. In total, the vehicle could top off at 161 miles per hour and go from 0 to 100 Km/h in 6.6 seconds.